Step by step through a seemingly overwhelming world of character performance.Enroll
It can feel overwhelming when it comes to animating the human form, and communicating anything specific about your character can feel frustrating at times.
These classes are designed to guide you step by step through a seemingly overwhelming world of character performance. Facial animation will be excluded and focus is placed on body language and clarity of ideas. Each homework assignment will be paired with a helpful video further explaining and demonstrating how to do it. At the beginning of each course we will talk about the previous assignment and help you, live online, so that we can all learn from each other!
Performance refers to effectively communicating an idea to the audience about what a character is thinking or doing. And no matter how complex, anything is achievable if we understand a few basic concepts:
The course will start simple and ease into more complex exercises to help guide you through each of these topics.
Course duration: 3 months
The course starts every 3 months:
June 1, September 1, December 1, March 1
Price for Independent Studies:
3 monthly payments for the course $199 USD each
or 1 full course payment $597 USD
Prerequisites: Basic Animation Skills
Recommended software: Autodesk Maya
Additional animation tutorials:
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Preparing your character for further animations. Keyframes and natural body mechanics.
Shrug animation. Making sure all body parts of the character react according to motions of other body parts to make it look realistic.
Review of "pose-to-pose", "straight ahead" and "layering" blocking methods.
Content developed by professionals, challenging assignments and mentor's assistance is your way to success!
3 months of intense studies! Comprehensive animation course!
12 online meetings with your mentor and video reviews of your work!
More than 20 hours of video lectures and tutorials!
More than 50+ recordings of QnA sessions and video reviews available!
Attending QnA sessions and having your assignments reviewed by a mentor significantly increases your progress!
Instructor's advices on posing the characters in the scene, how to make poses more realistic and stronger.
Walk cycle overview during the online QnA session. Timing and pose advises.
Reviewing assignment during the online meeting and discussing how to make poses even stronger. What fixes could be done to enhance poses.
Adding some extra details and polishing final assignment.
Putting your creative ideas into life is simple to do... Just devote some time.
The best course and personal progress evaluation is students’ feedback.
I had a GREAT experience with this course. The mentor was extremely patient and had good teaching skills as well as awesome animation techniques in Maya.
— Gabriel Fazzioni
Really good course for taking the mechanics of animation inside of a character. Chris has been precise and super clear with his feedback!
— Mauricio José María Medina Olaechea
This course is great to understand how you can push your animation despite some technical restrictions of Maya. Chris is very helpful and careful instructor.
— Ibragim Botashev
Full list of student feedback you will find on "CGTarian Students' Reviews & Testimonials" page.
Full list of student reviews you will find on this page "Student Reviews".
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Attention! This course is provided at a reduced price meaning independent studies without mentor's assistance, no online meetings or video reviews of your assignments. However, recordings of QnA’s and video reviews of previous groups will be available for your reference.
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